Slithering Snakes

January 17, 2018

There are many different snakes that reside around the

Mid-Atlantic states both venomous and non-venomous. The Eastern Garter, Rat, Northern Black Racer, Eastern Hognose, Northern and Southern Ring-Necked, Northern Scarlet, Northern Brown, Eastern Worm, and Mole Kingsnake are the most common non-venomous snakes. Then you have Pit Vipers, Northern Copperhead, Northern Water (Moccasin),  Timber (Canebreak) Rattlesnake, and the Eastern Cottonmouth are few of the most venomous.

Snakes will find shelter in debris that is in your yard, any tall grass or un-kept flower beds. They like areas not consistently touched so they can move in without being disturbed. Some snakes also climb walls and trees when looking for shelter or hunting prey. It's no obstacle for a snake to climb your exterior wall of your home to get into your attic or look for a hole to gain access in your basement.

Once they are in your home, they will start looking for a location so that they will not be bothered. Snakes will also scrounge around looking for food ranging from insects that's around your home, rodents that could be inside your home to pet birds or hamsters. Snakes could shed their skin every two weeks, for a young snake, up to four times a year so they continue to grow. Depending on the type of snake, the lifespan could be up to 40 years. That's a lot of skin.

If you believe you may have a snake or have seen one on your residence, give Elite Wildlife Removal a call at 804-867-7184.  We do a thorough inspection which includes locating the entry point, removing the snake from your property, prevent these pests from re-entering, and talk with you about the remediation process.  We will be more than happy to work side by side with you to protect your health and your largest investment.

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